Department of Defence Environmental Investigation

Last month the Department of Defence completed a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of the Wide Bay Training Area.

All findings of the investigation, including detailed reports and factsheets, are available at:

Defence has used the findings of the investigation to develop a PFAS Management Area Plan. This plan informs the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce the risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base.

The key conclusions of the investigation with respect to the primary objectives on the environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), on and around the Wide Bay Training Area are included in the update.

You can view the update on website:

If you have trouble accessing the update, please call the investigation team on 1800 517 372 or email

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